PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
MEMBERS of the El Dorado Nordic Ski Patrol team handle explosive charges preparing to access avalanche dangers. Photo courtesy of El Dorado Nordic Ski Patrol
A CANINE member of the El Dorado Nordic Ski Patrol surveys a beautiful but potentially deadly mountainside. Courtesy of the Nordic Ski Patrol
MONTE HENRICKS of the El Dorado Nordic Ski Patrol measures the snow's height while teaching about snow conditions. Photo courtesy of El Dorado Nordic Ski Patrol

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